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Fillies Rule The Roost

Fairer sex in demand

Fillies from highclass families were all the rage at the National 2yo sale last week, making up the three top-priced lots, between them fetching R2.5 million.

The topseller – a Hghlands bred Dynasty filly (Pic – Candiese Marnewick)

Highlands consigned the top seller, a Pathfork half sister to outstanding sprint fillies Sweet Sanette and Franny, from the Gr1 family of Scented Royal. Pathfork had 2yo Gr1 winning filly Mighty High earlier this year. Brett Crawford dug deep to secure the youngster at R1.2 million.

The next two highest prices were for fillies consigned by Lammerskraal Stud. Heywood Bloodstock bid R700k for a Gimmethegreenlight daughter of Gr1 winning Western Winter mare Fair Maiden. Varsfontein Stud went to R600k for a half sister to Champion 2yo filly Laverna. The new 2yo is by first-crop sire Wylie Hall (Redoute’s Choice), and is out of Champion Sprinter Enchantress, from a solid Gr1 family which includes Champions Harry’s Charm (half sister to Enchantress) and National Currency (out of a half sister to Enchantress).

The highest priced colt was a Dynasty half brother to three stakes horses, consigned by Jan Mantel’s Millstream Farm.

The highest priced colt – a Dynasty (Pic – Candiese Marnewick)

This one fell to a R500k bid from Pound Bloodstock.

The median price at the sale was R50k, with colts at R60k and fillies R40k. Comparisons with previous years are pretty meaningless for this sale, which usually features a very mixed bag of offerings – many late developing types, or those who didn’t make the major sales earlier in the year.

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